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Secondhand and Antiquarian Book Fairs in the UK 2020

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Friday 1 May 2020
ExLibris Charity Masked Book Sale  other dates
ExLibris
16 Vernon Avenue  Carlton 
NOTTINGHAM  Nottinghamshire  NG4 3FX   map
10.00 - 6.00
Chris Cann tel: 07920 299168  e-mail  web
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Saturday 2 May 2020
ExLibris Charity Masked Book Sale  other dates
ExLibris
16 Vernon Avenue  Carlton 
NOTTINGHAM  Nottinghamshire  NG4 3FX   map
10.00 - 6.00
Chris Cann tel: 07920 299168  e-mail  web
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Saturday 2 May 2020
Devizes Book Fair  other dates
The Corn Exchange
Market Place 
DEVIZES  Wiltshire  SN10 1HS   map
10.00 - 4.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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Saturday 2 May 2020
Market Harborough Book Fair  other dates
Congregational Church Centre
High Street (entrance in Bowden Lane) 
MARKET HARBOROUGH  Leicestershire   LE16 7JD   map
10.00 - 4.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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This popular twice-yearly fair takes place in the centre of town and always attracts a large crowd. Many dealers exhibit regularly, some travelling a large distance to do so. The venue is spacious and well lit and has full disabled facilities. All areas are flat and level. A full refreshment service is provided throughout the day with hot and cold food and drinks.
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Sunday 3 May 2020
Churchdown Book Fair  other dates
Churchdown Community Centre
Parton Road 
CHURCHDOWN  Gloucestershire  GL3 2JH   map
10.00 - 3.30
T.J. Sims tel: 01452 546879  e-mail  web
Held on the first Sunday of every month at the Community Centre in the village of Churchdown in Gloucestershire. 1000s of quality second-hand & antiquarian books for sale from around 20 dealers.
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Sunday 3 May 2020
ExLibris Charity Masked Book Sale  other dates
ExLibris
16 Vernon Avenue  Carlton 
NOTTINGHAM  Nottinghamshire  NG4 3FX   map
10.00 - 6.00
Chris Cann tel: 07920 299168  e-mail  web
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Sunday 3 May 2020
Stockport Book and Record Fair  other dates
Stockport Market Hall
Market Place 
STOCKPORT  Gt. Manchester  SK1 1EW   map
10.00 - 4.00
David Checkley tel: 0161 292 7548  e-mail  web
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Monday 4 May 2020
ExLibris Charity Masked Book Sale  other dates
ExLibris
16 Vernon Avenue  Carlton 
NOTTINGHAM  Nottinghamshire  NG4 3FX   map
10.00 - 6.00
Chris Cann tel: 07920 299168  e-mail  web
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Wednesday 6 May 2020
Darlington Book Fair
Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College
Vane Terrace 
DARLINGTON  County Durham  DL3 7AU   map
10.00 - 4.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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Saturday 9 May 2020
Barnet Observer, Warne & related Collectors Book Fair
Christ Church Hall
St Albans Road 
BARNET  Hertfordshire  EN5 4LA   map
10.00 - 12.30
Steve Newman tel: 07770 149102  e-mail
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Saturday 9 May 2020
Leeds Record & Book Fair  other dates
Kirkgate Indoor Market (City Centre)
LEEDS  West Yorkshire  LS2 7HY   map
10.00. - 4.00
John Cox tel: 07896713988  e-mail  web
A monthly record fair with books and ephemera. Usually about 25 stallholders with 45+ tables of vinyl and 10+ tables of books. An eclectic mix of collectable, rare and obscure records, and a wide selection of secondhand books and ephemera
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Saturday 9 May 2020
Lyndhurst Book Fair  other dates
The Community Centre
High Street 
LYNDHURST  Hampshire  SO4 37NY   map
10.00 - 4.00
Ed Bailey tel: 07967643579  e-mail
Long established book fair held in the popular tourist destination of Lyndhurst in the New Forest. Usually has 15 - 20 dealers from across the south of England covering a wide range of subjects and prices to suit all pockets. The fair is held six times a year in the Community centre in the main car park in the middle of town. Entry is free.
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Sunday 10 May 2020
Bloomsbury Book Fair  other dates
Royal National Hotel
Galleon Suite   Bedford Way 
LONDON  WC1H0DG   map
9.30 - 3.00
Kim Jeffery tel: 01707 872140  e-mail  web
Bloomsbury Book Fair runs monthly, second Sunday of the month, regularly with over 70 dealers. It is the largest monthly book fair in the country and now the only regular London Bookfair. Specialists in antiquarian, secondhand, and out of print books as well as ephemera, print and map dealers and professional bookbinders. Entry is £2 until 12.30 thereafter free. The nearest tube is Russell Square (2 minutes walk). Parking: Free meter bay parking around the hotel on Sundays and no congestion charge, but vehicles may now be subject to the ULEZ charge.
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Saturday 16 May 2020
Sherborne Book Fair  other dates
Church Hall
Digby Road  (opposite the Abbey) 
SHERBORNE  Dorset  DT9 3NL   map
9.30 - 4.00
Colin Baker tel: 01803 613356  e-mail
The Sherborne Book Fair has been a feature of life in this delightful Dorset town for over 40 years. Held regularly 4 times a year on the third Saturday of the month in February, May, August, and November, the fair attracts booksellers from all over the Westcountry offering a great selection of books and Ephemera to suit all pockets, and admission is Free!
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Saturday 16 May 2020
Edgworth Book Fair
The Barlow Institute
Bolton Road 
EDGWORTH  Lancashire  BL7 0AP    map
9.00 - 4.00
North West Book Fairs - Ged Melia tel: 07855 806595  e-mail
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Saturday 16 May 2020
Lincoln Book Fair
TBA - keep an eye on website for full details
LINCOLN  Lincolnshire 
10.00 - 4.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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Saturday 16 May 2020
Theydon Bois Transport Book Fair  other dates
Theydon Bois Village Hall
Coppice Row 
THEYDON BOIS  Essex  CM16 7ER   map
11.00 - 3.30
Steve Newman tel: 07770 149102  e-mail
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Saturday 16 May 2020
Lewes Book Fair  other dates
The Town Hall
(side entrance) 
LEWES  East Sussex  BN7 2QS   map
10.00 - 4.00
John Beck tel: 01273 477555  e-mail
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Sunday 17 May 2020
Peterborough Book Fair  other dates
Highgate Hall
Overend 
ELTON  Cambridgeshire  PE8 6RU   map
10.00 - 4.00
Chris Missing tel: 01245 361609  e-mail  web
Elton is a pretty village only 5 minutes drive from the junction of the A1/A605. Established for over 20 years and held 5 times a year. Up to 14 exhibitors offering a good selection of books and some postcards. Free parking. Home made refreshments. Two pubs, a Loch Fyne restaurant and a garden centre provide further leisure opportunities.
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Sunday 17 May 2020
Appledore Mini Antiques & Book Fair  other dates
Appledore Village Hall
The Street 
APPLEDORE  Kent  TN26 SAE   map
10.00 - 4.00
John Hazell tel: 01580 764395  e-mail
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Sunday 17 May 2020
Buxton Book Fair  other dates
Octagon Hall
The Pavilion Gardens  St. Johns Road 
BUXTON  Derbyshire  SK17 6BE   map
10.00 - 4.00
Jane Millington tel: 01782 542258  e-mail
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Sunday 17 May 2020
Dorchester Book Fair  other dates
Stratton Hall
The Square  Frampton 
STRATTON  Dorset  DT2 9WG   map
10.30 - 4.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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Sunday 17 May 2020
Kinver Book Fair  other dates
Community Centre
Off High Street 
KINVER  Staffordshire  DY7 6ER   map
10.00 - 4.00
Roy Slim tel: 01215 504381
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Saturday 23 May 2020
Long Melford Book Fair  other dates
The Village Memorial Hall
LONG MELFORD  Suffolk  CO10 9LQ   map
10.00 - 4.00
Chris Missing tel: 01245 361609  e-mail  web
This is the longest running independent book fair in East Anglia. A wide range of books on offer with natural history, collectable children's books, crime fiction and topography featuring strongly. There are usually also postcards and some ephemera. A bookbinder offers a drop off and collect service. Free parking. Home made refreshments. Two stately homes and a magnificent church in the village.
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Saturday 23 May 2020
Scottish Borders
The Corn Exchange
Market Square 
MELROSE  Scottish Borders  Scotland  TD6 9PN   map
10.00 - 4.30
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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Sunday 24 May 2020
Manchester Book Fair  other dates
Gorton Monastery
Gorton Lane  Gorton 
MANCHESTER  Gt. Manchester  M12 5WF   map
11.00 - 4.00
North West Book Fairs - Peter Aird tel: 01616 125236  e-mail
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Sunday 24 May 2020
Bloomsbury Ephemera Fair  other dates
Royal National Hotel
Galleon Suite  Bedford Way 
LONDON  WC1H 0DG   map
9.30 - 3.00
Kim Jeffery tel: 01707 872140  e-mail  web
This friendly and popular monthly Book, Ephemera & Postcard Fair has grown considerably over the past couple of years and now occupies the whole of the Galleon Suite and often the Ellis Suite as well! Dealers always show a wide variety of material suitable for all budgets. Nearest tube station is Russell Square (2 minutes walk). No congestion charge and free meter bay parking on Sunday although vehicles may now by subject to the ULEZ charge. Entry is £1.50, Open from 9.30 until 3pm.
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Monday 25 May 2020
Settle Book Fair  other dates
Victoria Hall
Kirkgate 
SETTLE  North Yorkshire  BD24 9DZ   map
10.00 - 4.00
North West Book Fairs - John Wilson tel: 033300 62270  e-mail
Around fourteen stalls selling a wide range of second-hand and antiquarian books, maps and ephemera. Café serving excellent home-made food and parking nearby.
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Saturday 30 May 2020
Tenterden Book Fair  other dates
Highbury Hall
Highbury Lane 
TENTERDEN  Kent  TN30 6LE   map
9.00 - 3.00
Carolyn Hazell  tel: 01580 764395  e-mail
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Saturday 30 May 2020
Bury St Edmunds Book Fair  other dates
Athenaeum Hall
Angel Hill 
BURY ST EDMUNDS  Suffolk  IP33 1LU   map
10.00 - 4.00
PBFA tel: 01763 248400  e-mail  web
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Located in the historic centre of Bury, the hall is a stone's throw from the much-photographed Abbey Gate, the award-winning Abbey Gardens and the Cathedral. The fair is held on a Saturday when the regions largest traditional outdoor market takes over the streets, so there's plenty to do and see if you have any time left after perusing the wide range of books, maps and ephemera on offer at the fair.
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Sunday 31 May 2020
Ephemera Society Summer Fair
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
Coram Street 
LONDON  WC1N 1HT   map
11.00 - 4.00
The Ephemera Society tel: 01923 829079  e-mail  web
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